Seth Rogen is set to step into some big shoes as he is set to portray newsman Walter Cronkite in Newsflash.
Newsflash tells the story of CBS’ coverage of the assassination of JFK in 1963. The network broke into its broadcast of “As the World Turns” for Cronkite to announce that Kennedy had been shot in Dallas. CBS returned to the soap opera, then interrupted it again with Cronkite’s announcement of Kennedy’s death: “From Dallas, Texas, the flash, apparently official: President Kennedy died at 1 p.m. Central Standard Time. 2 o’clock Eastern Standard Time, some 38 minutes ago.”
Walter Cronkite started as a radio announcer in 1935 but had become the anchor of CBS nightly news in 1962 and earned the moniker of “the most trusted man in America”